The 27th running of the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival had everything over the weekend with fast and furious racing, Australian Titles on the line, storms and heavy rain and hot and humid conditions. It had it all.
The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium athletes raced extremely well with a new Australian Champion with Jordan Gover taking out the 45-49 Years. We added another 3 Australian silver medals as well to the Honour Board making it 81 Australian Championships Medals with Michael Hooper 20-24 (First Sunshine Coast Local Home), Nicholas Hull 30-34 and Brett Stalley 55-59.
Carol Wooldridge in her first Mooloolaba and OD race took 2nd Athena's, but unfortunately there is no Australian Medals for this category. Lucy Bowden just missed the podium in 25-29 with a 4th. Not bad as she had to change her tyre due to a puncture and could of possibly have been on that podium. SCTA took out 2nd place Tri Podium Point score where they took your best 5 results. Awesome job from the Team.
While SCTA Club Members Romy Wolstencroft was 3rd Open Elite Female and in the ITU World Cup Kelly Ann Perkins was 8th in the Female while Ryan Fisher was 15th in the Men. Kaya Shults was 4th 15-19
The addition of the Sprint Distance Draft Legal Triathlon was successful for not only the race, but SCTA Athletes with Tania Gover 1st 41-50, Chloe Turner 2nd 21-30 and 3rd places to Pauline Ashley 41-50 and Gary Turner 61+. 5th places to Mick Glover 31-40 and Rebecca Howell 21-30.
The 1km Titan Ocean Swim was run in perfect conditions with a few waves but a lot of running. There were a handful of SCTA athletes swimming with SCTA / PA Junior scholarship Holder Peyton Craig 7th Open Male. SCTA Club Members Romy Wolstencroft 1st Junior Female while Brittany Dutton 6th Open Female.
On the Friday a lot of the SCTA Juniors were laced up to run the 5km Twilight run, but a massive storm hit prior to the run start and the race had to be cancelled due to safety reasons. The right call was made as it didn't clear for hours afterwards.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival - Australian Age Group Championships - 15 - 17.03.19 ITU World Cup - 750/20/5 Kelly Ann Perkins - 8th Place Female Ryan Fisher - 15th Place Male Mooloolaba Triathlon - 1.5/40/10 Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - Australian Champion Michael Hooper - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Male - First Sunshine Coast Male / Silver Australian Champs Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male - Silver Australian Champs Nicholas Hull - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Male - Silver Australian Champs Carol wooldridge - 2nd place Athena's SCTA - 2nd Place Tri Club Podium Point score Romy Wolstencroft - 3rd Place Open Elite Female - First Sunshine Coast Female Lucy Bowden - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Kaya Shults - 4th Place 15-19 Years Female Ella Wooldridge - 5th Place Mixed Teams Kitouli Wood - 8th Place 15-19 Years Female Ron Craig - 9th Place Premium Mates Wave Maddison Dutton - 11th Place 20-24 Years Female John Maunder - 13th Place 25-29 Years Male Janelle McCosker - 13th Place Female Teams Wade Scougall - 17th Place 40-44 Years Male Jake Hynes - 18th Place Open Elite Male Norm Marsh - 28th Place 50-54 Years Male Grant Elliot - 33rd Place Premium Mates Wave Jessica Lee - 41st Place 35-39 Years Female Greg Rhebock - 52nd Place 30-34 Years Male Drew Walker - 63rd Place 40-44 Years Male Lance Weatherburn - 76th Place 35-39 years Male Ella Craig - 76th Place Mixed Teams Mark Corcoran - 106th Place 45-49 Years Male Sprint Distance - 750/20/5 Draft Legal Tania Gover - 1st Place 41-50 Years Female Chloe Turner - 2nd Place 21-30 years Female - 5th Female Overall Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 41-50 Years Female Gary Turner - 3rd Place 60+ Years Male Rebecca Howell - 5th Place 21-30 Years Female Mick Glover - 5th Place 31-40 Years Male Toni Weller - 7th Place 41-50 Years Female
Mooloolaba 1km Ocean swim - 16.03.19 Peyton Craig - 7th Place OPEN Male Ron Craig - 19th Place Legend Male